I Needed A “Pick Me Up”
I am usually upbeat however, some weeks justt SUCK! I guess I just needed a pick me up because lately, I’ve felt unmotivated, hormonal, sluggish and a little on edge. Ya know.. The days were you just want to crawl back into bed. We all have them and can’t be on-point all the time. And so, I decided to throw myself a pity party just to pause, feel and acknowledge that the struggle is real. There is nothing wrong with throwing yourself a pity party just as long as you don’t unpack and live there. Remember, that you are human and avoiding feelings is not healthy. That, they are valid and normal. I believe taking sometime for yourself to recharge can actually be a healthy thing to do.
Pity Party With The “Supers” And This Blog
Blogging, treating myself to some cold leftover pizza- the Glossier super serums have been THE product I didn’t just look forward to everyday of this week, but I’m excited to share my experience with them. And the timing could have not been more perfect because one of the serums is actually designed to help calm freaked out skin when you are stressed or for when it’s that time of the month.
What Is Glossier And The Supers?
Glossier is a cosmetic company founded by Emily Weiss-former stylist assistant for Vogue as well as writer for Into the Gloss. Weiss stated, “We love beauty products and we love testing them, but being able to create your own is a dream come true.” Weiss wants Glossier products to reflect her belief that beauty should be fun, easy, imperfect and designed to live with you, not on you. “Skin first. Makeup second. Smile always.” I really like something about this message. For some, it’s all about the solution and wanting to fix imperfections or flaws, BUT that is so temporary. I want a good skincare line of products that will benefit me and take care of my skin so that I can have the confidence in going bare when I want. Something for the days I just want to enhance my features, looking more awake, polished and ready for the day. Glossier does that for me. It gives me that effortless, well rested and healthy glow that doesn’t take away from- me.
My Experience So Far
I’m impressed and intrigued. I saw a big difference in my skin in as little as a few days with absolutely no breakouts. I know my body and it’s rare that I haven’t had one blemish while on my period. So, I will have to continue using these and see how it goes. Just a few drops a day was all I did to give me that pick me up which disguised that I had been stressed this past week. It’s really helped my skin to adapt and keep it in check.
Now For The Deets
Glossier supers are all hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, paraben free, fragrance free, good for all skin types and of course animal cruelty free. They’re formula is a watery like liquid that absorbs quickly when applied to the face. They are simple in terms of ingredients and packed with beneficial and vital nutrients made for your skin. Taking a more closely look into their ingredients and having experienced cystic acne in the past- I find that these ingredients are helpful-not all natural, but deemed safe. You can also view all their ingredients as they are listed on their web-page.
The first serum I tried is called super bounce. This is something I grab to sooth my skin when it’s feeling dry and dehydrated. I live in a very DRY state and find this serum to be extremely helpful. The key ingredients are hyaluronic acid and vitamin b5- known to moisturize and plump the skin. It is also good for fighting any signs of aging and restoring the elasticity. Great for post flight, long cab rides, dusty and hot music festivals.
Next, super pure is something I reached for almost everyday this week. It is the one serum that aids to help freaked out skin during stressful days and or that time of month. The key ingredient here is niacinamide, vitamin b3 and zinc. These ingredients have a soothing effect at the source of any redness and penetrates the pores to help clear out any impurities like overproduction of sebum. I saw a huge difference with this one almost right away and it is probably my favorite.
Super glow usually is what starts my day. I use this serum for when I stayed up a bit too late and felt my skin looked dull. Basically, for when I just want to add some brightness. The key ingredient is vitamin c- known to help reduce dark spots while creating a smoother light reflective look. That “lit from within” look everyone is currently after. I find it is both a great base for a makeup application or simply for the bare-I just woke up like this look. I do think vitamin c works beautifully however, I’ve read- it is best and safest when paired with an SPF. So, I highly recommend using this one with a sunscreen. And Luckily, Glossier just launched one which I think I will review soon too. I want to- not only because I love the product, but because I think it is something not talked enough about and how important it is to protect your skin.
Shipping, Price, Packaging And A Discount**
Glossier products come in a very sturdy box. Inside contains the famous millennial pink- bubble wrap makeup bag which is what holds all the goods. The serums are in clean, color coordinated glass bottles with their glass droppers. And as you can see in the photo above, not only is the packaging pretty awesome, but you can really appreciate the amount of thought that went into their design. The shipping is $4.99, unless you spend $30. Each serum costs $28 dollars for a 0.5 fl oz/15 ml bottle, but it is best to purchase the set because you will save yourself $19. Also, I will provide a link below so you can get a discount on your purchase with Glossier. It also gives me a discount in return so thank you for your support and the follow. http://bff.glossier.com/fuUph
Like all good things pity parties and blog posts must come to an end. Time to get out and get happy. Bottom line- The supers have been the best part of my week. They definitely did their job being effective and I think they were well worth my money. Now, I have a routine that includes the “good stuff”- supplements that really benefit my skin; and a regimen where I’m able to adapt to whatever kind of day or week I maybe having.